BJD Leader & Pipli MLA Pradeep Maharathy passes away at the age of 65
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Pipli MLA Pradeep Maharathy breathed his last today while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.
He was 65. He is survived by his wife, Prativa Maharathy, son and his daughter .
He was admitted to the hospital after he was tested positive for COVID-19 on Sep 14. He was on ventilator support since Friday after his condition stated to be critical.
Maharathy was born on Born on July 4, 1955 in Pipili of Puri district, started his political career as a student leader in SCS College, Puri, and was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Pipili Assembly constituency for the first time in 1985 before BJD was formed.
He joined BJD in 2000. He was elected as a legislator seven times from Pipili out of which five times were on Biju Janata Dal (2000-2019) ticket and once each on Janata Party (1985) and Janata Dal (1990) tickets.
He was included in the state Cabinet with many important portfolios like Agriculture,Fisheries, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Supply, minister.